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  • n. person who says nasty things about another person behind the second person's back: that is, out of sight and hearing of the second person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who backbites; a secret calumniator or detractor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who slanders, calumniates, or speaks ill of the absent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel

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